Navigation Links
American Brain Tumor Association Conference Advances Holistic Approach to Living with a Brain Tumor
Date:6/19/2013

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 19, 2013

A brain tumor diagnosis is not only life-changing for patients, but for those closest to them. The sudden onset of symptoms, their often rapid progression, and the effects a brain tumor has on a patient’s behavioral and cognitive functions can cause anxiety, frustration, fear and uncertainty for both the patient and family. The American Brain Tumor Association’s 2013 Patient & Family Conference, Friday, July 26 and Saturday, July 27 in Chicago, focuses on the short and long-term needs of the patient and caregiver. The conference offers participants the opportunity to explore patient-centric, holistic approaches to brain tumor research, treatment, management and survivorship.

“With scientific breakthroughs in personalized medicine and targeted therapies resulting in brain tumor patients living longer, there is a correlative need for patients and families to understand and have access to an expanded offering of support and rehabilitative services not traditionally included in brain tumor medical regimens,” said Elizabeth Wilson, president and CEO of the ABTA. “This shift toward integration of restorative care across the spectrum of health and medical disciplines is driving greater engagement of both the patient and the family in discussions of treatment options and wellness therapies. The conference speakers, topics, sessions and demonstrations reflect the emergence of these trends and their potential to improve and extend lives.”

The conference includes a nationally recognized panel of brain tumor researchers who will address the evolving role of patients and caregivers in the design of clinical research and recent findings from ABTA supported-studies. Additional sessions focus on holistic approaches to patient-centered health care and personalized medicine – an increasingly important topic as researchers start to identify what treatments work on certain patients and why. It will also include tips on talking with your health care team, being your own best advocate, improving patient and family quality of life during this journey, returning to work after diagnosis, nutritional support through diagnosis and treatment, and survivorship strategies for patients and caregivers. Tools for managing patient and caregiver stress, fatigue and seizures will also be presented.

Conference presenters include medical professionals and other allied health care professionals from leading institutions, including Cleveland Clinic, Duke University, Emory University, Mayo Clinic, MD Anderson Cancer Center, The Ohio State University and Roswell Park Cancer Center. A full list of topics and presenters, who will be available for Q&A sessions throughout the weekend, can be found at http://www.braintumorconference.org.

The ABTA is recognizing its 40th anniversary in conjunction with the conference. "An Evening of Love and Laughter" at 7 p.m. on Fri., July 26 includes a reception, dinner, leadership recognition program, and performance featuring the Second City Touring Company.

The 2013 American Brain Tumor Association Patient and Family Conference is being held at the Marriott Renaissance O’Hare Hotel and Suites, 8500 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. in Chicago. To register, visit http://www.braintumorconference.org or call 800-886-ABTA (2282).

Sponsors for the 2013 Patient and Family Conference include Genentech, Inc., Northwest Biotherapeutics, The University of Chicago Medical Center, Alexian Brothers Neuroscience Institute, Cleveland Clinic Brain Tumor and Neuro-Oncology Center, NorthShore University HealthSystem, Novocure Inc., Procure Proton Therapy Center, The Northwestern Brain Tumor Institute and The Ohio State University.

ABOUT THE AMERICAN BRAIN TUMOR ASSOCIATION

Founded in 1973, the American Brain Tumor Association was first and is now the only national organization committed to funding brain tumor research and providing support and education programs for all tumor types and all age groups. For more information, visit http://www.abta.org.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10845604.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Clinical news alert from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
2. American College of Cardiology cites new USF Simulation Center for Training Excellence
3. Presidential keynote address and new research highlights from the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology meeting
4. Young Americans Need to Cut Calorie Intake: Study
5. Hutchinson Center president elected to American Academy of Art and Sciences
6. Can weight loss help African-American breast cancer survivors?
7. Americans Support Medicare Reform, But Not on Their Dime: Poll
8. One-third of adult Americans with arthritis battle anxiety or depression
9. Equal access to care helps close survival gap for young African-American cancer patients
10. Systemic sclerosis complications more severe in African Americans than Caucasians
11. 53 million Americans might have diabetes by 2025, according to a new study in Population Health Management
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/17/2017)... ... February 17, 2017 , ... While ... Enovate Medical has introduced an innovative workstation designed to reduce nursing fatigue while ... Encore Mobile EHR Workstation offers a lightweight, highly mobile, multi-functional alternative to the ...
(Date:2/17/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... February 17, 2017 , ... ... is Dr. Carol Francis' goals for each and every seminar, session ... Carol Francis will demonstrate five different brainwave tools which help energize creativity, focus ...
(Date:2/17/2017)... Austin, Tx (PRWEB) , ... February 17, 2017 ... ... of revenue cycle management services, announced today that Karen Pilley has been promoted ... expenses is critical in today’s shifting healthcare paradigm – a shift that demands ...
(Date:2/17/2017)... ... February 17, 2017 , ... Top neuroendocrine cancer doctors, nurses and specialists from ... February 21 - 23 in Beaver Creek, CO. It was announced today by Cindy ... year in Beaver Creek, hosting over 60 faculty members and addressing unmet needs of ...
(Date:2/16/2017)... ... 17, 2017 , ... Teaching nursing care of vulnerable children is the focus ... is being created with the support of the Hearst Foundations. An initiative of the ... address what has been identified as a critical gap in preparing the next generation ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/17/2017)... YORK , Feb. 17, 2017  BioDigital, ... today the partnership of their 3D body mapping ... healthcare IT.  The new integration will be used ... an interactive model of the human body. BioDigital ... saves clinicians time, while also increasing the precision ...
(Date:2/16/2017)... Research and Markets has announced the ... Technologies" report to their offering. ... Traditional medical devices include ... non-drug coated implantables, large endoscopes, needle based drug delivery, lab ... last two to three decades for the treatment and management ...
(Date:2/16/2017)... 2017  Aralez Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ARLZ ... announced that executive management will participate in the RBC ... 22-23, 2017. Adrian Adams , Chief Executive Officer, ... p.m. local time on Wednesday, February 22, 2017. ... event may be accessed from the Investors section of ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: